UF HOBI

Improving care, promoting wellness, reducing disparities​ and driving innovation.

HOBI RESEARCH

real-world research

Insightful. Implementable. Impactful.

At HOBI, we’re changing the face and the pace of health research. Our patient populations reflect the diversity of the real world. Our health interventions consider the needs of patients and providers. Our data-driven research speeds scientific discoveries.

Dominick Lemas, Ph.D., and Lindsay Thompson, M.D., M.S., work together in the Breastfeeding and Early Childhood Development (BEACH) clinic.

hobi ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Certificate

Go above your professional training with a graduate certificate in implementation science or biomedical informatics.

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Masters

Learn how to conduct health outcomes assessments and clinical effectiveness research in a range of biomedical, clinical and community-based research settings.

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Ph.D.

Become an expert at evaluating health interventions, treatments, prevention practices and policies to determine what works on a large-scale level and why.

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equity, inclusion and access

Our commitment to diversity

HOBI is dedicated to improving health outcomes for all and reducing health inequities through education, research and service. We strive to be a community of students, staff and faculty that celebrates inclusion, diversity, equity and access and are committed to fostering a people-centered, creative environment for all.

HOBI faculty, staff and students

HOBI news & Events

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Upcoming Events

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UF team joins national study of brain development…

The University of Florida is one of a network of institutions selected to implement the National Institutes of Health’s HEALthy Brain and Child…

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Top 5: AI Vision Helps UF Rise in Rankings

An initiative to transform its curriculum and research with machine learning, powered by an AI supercomputer, provides a model for other universities.

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Bylund named editor-in-chief of new online journal

HOBI professor Carma Bylund, Ph.D., has been named editor-in-chief of PEC Innovation, a new online journal published by Elsevier covering the fields…

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meet OUR FACULTY

faculty spotlight

Christopher Harle, Ph.D.

Dr. Harle’s research focuses on how information technology-mediated communication tools affect consumer, patient, and provider decisions and behavior. As Chief Research Information Officer, he is focused on developing excellent people, processes, and infrastructure that enable research and discovery with real-world health data and information technology across UF Health.

Christopher Harle